Postgame Haiku, Vol. 98

Defense great all year
Couldn’t get it done today
Third downs were the key

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34 Responses

  1. The dream is over
    There’s still a lot to play for
    Still must Beat Army!

  2. Missed tackles hurt us.
    Houston got the breaks today
    Still proud of this team.

  3. getting to places
    Navy should not ever be
    Thank you! Beat Army!

  4. Swift kick in the nuts
    That’s my capsule description
    And I stand by it.

    Please give ’til it hurts
    To help find a cure for dread
    Non-tackle-osis.

  5. Three-play difference
    Doesn’t change the strong effort
    Nor the skill nor heart.

    • I should have said “four,” as four plays were major momentum inflection points:

      1) The almost-interception by Navy that turned into a ricochet completion for Houston.
      2) The accidental pass deflection by Houston that turned a probable Navy completion into an interception.
      3) The likely overthrown pass on third and ten by Houston that ended up being a highlight, one-handed, 62-yard completion.
      4) The woulda, coulda, shoulda onside kick by Navy.

      In close games, the final result often comes down to a little bit of chance (see #2), a few flashes of exceptional skill (#1 and #3), or plays when just a bit more skill was needed (#1 and #4).

      A reversal of outcome on possibly any one (or certainly any two) of those plays could well have led to a Navy win, regardless of what looked like the obvious game trends on Monday morning. This game was a lot closer than some of you are acknowledging, or than the final score would seem to indicate.

      And I *really* don’t get blaming Navy’s coaches…

    • Well put. And no, I don’t blame the coaches. If I knew video editing software (and had a stronger stomach), I would compile a horror reel of all the times they had contact with an offensive player to hold on third down and they got away to make a first down.

  6. Out played and out coached
    Navy just did not have it
    Must rest for army

  7. So Disappointed
    Mids click not on O or D
    Too many passes

  8. Heisman talk should stop
    Navy not top twenty five
    Good but not great team

    • Houston, Notre Dame
      Combined twenty-two and two
      Two quality teams

    • someone say corn dogs?
      i didn’t hear anyone
      but smells like corn dogs

    • Someone needs to show
      :LSU fan to the door
      Go fire your coach

    • LSU loner
      Comes here to validate his
      Sad pathetic life

      Go back under rock
      Or at least go back into
      Your mother’s basement

  9. Some days you’re the hammer,
    some days the nail; nail day today.
    Army’s the nail next game.

  10. Thirty one points scored
    Keenan’s three ninety six yards
    No defensive help

    Disappointing day
    Amazing season still on
    Army year’s 10th win

  11. Houston physics dept
    Found wormhole to send defense
    To two thousand one

  12. Missed tackles were key
    Cougars like running greased pigs
    Couple stops needed

    Forget NotreDame
    Houston toughest game this year
    For both D and O

    • As a Houston 30 year season ticker holder, I say thank you. Weclome to the AAC, you guys brought a lot to the conference this year, and will bring a lot more in the future. Good luck against Army and in your bowl game. As the son of a WWII Marine, I usually pull for you guys (with a couple of exceptions of course).

  13. Herman’s game plan worked
    Navy’s defense was outmatched
    Keenan R still shined

  14. Our nemesis Ward
    Ran it like Crazylegs Crane
    We couldn’t buy stops

  15. Still, what a season
    What a great bunch of seniors
    Now let’s crush Army

  16. Tough, tough game, but Navy tried. Houston looked good.
    9-2 and hopefully 10-2 in two weeks is far better than the Navy teams when I was a Mid, when we were lucky to reach 3-8. They will still go to a bowl.

  17. Reynolds outpassed Ward
    Is he still a system guy?
    I think not, doubters

  18. Perspective. Our goals.
    Win the CIC Trophy.
    Earn Bowl Bid. Win Bowl.

  19. Nissan Heisman house
    I am still voting Keenan
    Til 6 December

  20. Houston’s offense shined
    Navy’s defense not so much
    9 and 2, still fine.

  21. Football Gods giveth
    Football Gods taketh away
    And then, depression

  22. Hope the Brigade
    Welcomes them home with same spirit
    That they did last week

  23. Most teams happy when
    They pass for three hundred plus
    Spells doom for the mids

  24. Houston is legit
    Time for our traditional
    Beat down of Army

  25. A QB like Ward
    Kryptonite for Navy D
    Welp. Let’s beat Army.

  26. Forgot how this hurts
    Needed ‘nother perfect game
    Fell short on defense

    It is a game, right?
    On to biggest one of all
    BEAT ARMY AGAIN!

  27. It is not haiku, but everyone needs to see this:

    https://slate.adobe.com/cp/H2Evm/

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